10 Reasons to Register for the 2020 ERF Conference
On September 10, 2020, hundreds of professionals in mental health and eating disorder fields will come together to experience this year’s ERF Conference on Mental Health.
For the 12th year in a row, the ERF Conference will give physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and others the opportunity to learn from some of the top professionals from all over the country who have conducted in-depth research on the latest trends and break-throughs in their fields.
This two-day virtual conference not only offers skills and techniques that can be implemented in your practice right away, but you will invest in your career by obtaining continuing education credits for your portfolio of experience.
1. Dr. Philip Mehler’s Don’t-Miss Keynote Presentation
One of the most highly-regarded and sought-after experts on eating disorders, Philip Mehler, MD, CEDS, FACP, FAED, will present a dynamic session packed with useful information. You can earn up to 1.5 CE/CMEs and interact with Dr. Mehler live. You won’t want to miss “Most Common Medical Complaints in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: Engaging All Disciplines for Optimal Patient Outcomes.”
2. A Special Inclusivity Panel Discussion
On Saturday, September 12, join us for a live and lively panel discussion: “Diversity and Disparity in Mental Health Care” with Seria Chatters, Ph.D., Neeru Bakshi, MD, Ryan Sallans, MA, Cheri El-Halawany, MD, and host Danielle Johnson. This 1.5-hour CE credit session will explore mental health treatment from the perspective of individuals in marginalized populations and how to successfully provide an inclusive environment for all patients…and this is just one of over 20 sessions available.
3. An Additional Can’t-Miss Keynote Session
A new keynote session with Charlynn Small, PhD, CEDS-S, and Mazella Fuller, PhD, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S, was just added. Dr. Small and Dr. Fuller are co-authors of the recently-released clinical guide Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders, the first book of its kind. Following the conference, attendees can opt into a book club discussion with the authors.
4. Conference Packages at a Lower Price
We’ve heard you loud and clear, and we are now offering more education and connection for less. This year, we are pleased to announce lower prices for all conference packages. Register soon to take advantage of the lowest price available and save up to $120.
Plus, if you gather as a virtual group, it will save you 25%. When five or more of the same ticket packages are purchased at the same time, you’ll save 25% on top of our new lower prices. No promotion code is needed; simply register all five (or more) people on one transaction and the discount will automatically be applied at checkout.
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5. A Special Presentation with Chrissy Metz and Kara Richardson Whitely
Join us for an intimate chat with acclaimed actress and singer Chrissy Metz and Eating Recovery Center’s National Recovery Advocate Kara Richardson Whitely. Chrissy stars in the award-winning This Is Us on NBC.
She and Kara will discuss their exciting project – the making of a feature film based on Kara’s memoir, Gorge. Chrissy will produce and possibly star in the movie which tells the story of Kara’s trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro.
6. New Enhancements for 2020
We’re with you – endless online presentations with limited human interactions are boring, not to mention not great for your back. Since all sessions will be recorded, you can take breaks when you need to and complete the courses on your own time. Plus, we’re hard at work adding a wide array of events and activities to enrich your conference experience.
Connect with our speakers as well as other attendees in chat rooms; take part in live Q&As, case consults, and other live discussions; enjoy a physical and mental break in our virtual rejuvenation room; and simply unwind and have some fun with our special guests in the entertainment zone.
7. Two Tracks for Professionals to Choose From
Whether you are mental health professional or you specialize in eating disorder treatment, the ERF Conference is an excellent resource for both fields. For the first time ever, this year’s ERF will offer two specialized tracks: Mood & Anxiety and Eating Disorders. Attendees can register to attend sessions in one or both tracks depending on their area of interest.
View the full agenda and check out the lineup for both tracks.
8. Continuing Education Credits for Attendance
Another reason to attend this year’s conference is to build up your portfolio of experience. Guests who attend can receive up to 35.0 Continuing Education (CE) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours credits. During the sessions on September 10-12, you can earn up to 14.0 CE/CME credit hours for attending the Livestream sessions, and up to an additional 24.5 CE/CME credit hours on ERC/Pathlight Academy by viewing our pre-recorded sessions.
Learn more about continuing education credits.
9. ACUTE Post-Conference CE/CME Event with Dr. Phillip Mehler and ACUTE
An all-new 6.0 credit CE/CME LIVE event on November 6, 2020, will feature Phillip Mehler MD, FAED, FACP, CEDS; Dennis Gibson, MD; Rachel Ohene, MOT; Nicole Sobotka, DPT, and Megan Foley, RD, along with other members of ACUTE’s elite treatment team.
You will learn about evidence-based treatment for patients with severe eating disorders who are too ill for residential treatment. This is an exclusive offer for 2020 ERF Conference attendees; add this amazing event to your registration for $65.
10. Reduced pricing for EFFT Pre-Conference 3.0 CE Credit Intensive
As another add-on to your conference package, " But You Don’t Know What I Did: Healing the Roots of Caregiver Self-Blame" is an EFFT intensive training, with Adele Lafrance, PhD, C.Psych; Elizabeth Easton, PsyD; and Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED. To make this important training more accessible to all, we have reduced the advanced registration fee to $49. Register by September 3 before the price goes up to save even more.